Student Voter Rights - HeadCount

With schools back in session there are plenty of students looking to vote in the State where their University is come November 4th. This has always been a sensitive and unfortunately difficult issue for students. Many state and county election boards don't want students voting in their precincts, and some have gone as far to create laws to prevent this from happening.

For those of you back in school and looking to vote locally its important you are aware of your rights.

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU recently put out an extremely helpful guide for Students looking to register and vote. If you want to vote where you go to school in November I highly suggest you refer to this guide. It can be found here www.brennancenter.org/studentvoting

There was a also a very interesting article in the NY Times a few weeks ago about student voters and the great lengths the state of Virginia has gone to in order to discourage them from voting at school. Check it out here http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/08/education/08students.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Virginia%20Student%20Voters&st=cse&oref=slogin.